Iraq’s Ambassador to Brussels Meets Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee of European Parliament

The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Brussels Mr. Sadiq Al-Rikabi, met at the European Parliament with the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the European Parliament, Mr. David McAlester. The Ambassador extended his congratulations to Mr. McAlester on his re-election as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the European Parliament.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues of mutual interest and the importance of enhancing bilateral relations through activating the partnership and cooperation agreement between Iraq and the European Union, and Ambassador Al-Rikabi briefed on the political situation in Iraq and the region, pointing to the positive role played by Iraq in alleviating the crises and tensions experienced by the Middle East.  On his part, Mr. McAlester praised Iraq’s balanced stance on the current events in the region, and stressed the European Union’s support for Iraq politically and economically and its desire to develop relations with Iraq at all levels.